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Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp certainly knows how to make a beautiful 8K television, but it'll cost you to put one on your wall. The Sharp AQUOS 8K TV - otherwise known by its catchy LV-70X500E name - packs a heady 33.2 million pixels, courtesy of its whopping 7680 x 4320 resolution.

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Cheaper RED 8K cameras teased in reported Foxconn deal

Cheaper RED 8K cameras teased in reported Foxconn deal

Foxconn and cult camera company RED are reportedly teaming up to make 8K more affordable, bringing the professional equipment to a new audience of videographers. RED, set up in 1999 by former Oakley founder Jim Jannard, has made a reputation for itself with high-end video equipment that has proved wildly popular among both those shooting motion pictures and YouTube alike.

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VIVE FOCUS’s 8K VR player just made HTC’s headset fascinating

VIVE FOCUS’s 8K VR player just made HTC’s headset fascinating

Visbit has been working on video streaming technology for VR for quite some time, but now it appears that the company's work is ready for prime time. At an HTC VIVE product showcase in China, Visbit announced the launch of its new 8K VR Player, which allows for 8K playback on the VIVE FOCUS while being flexible in terms of internet connectivity.

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Samsung The Wall 146-inch TV, 8K AI tech take viewing to the next level

Samsung The Wall 146-inch TV, 8K AI tech take viewing to the next level

You’ll probably want to remodel your living room to make room for Samsung’s latest, greatest, and biggest TV. At CES 2018, the consumer electronics giant revealed two rather big advancements in its TV line up. And by big, we mean that literally in many ways. “The Wall” is pretty much literally a wall-sized TV spanning 146 inches diagonally and is still marketed as “modular”, while Samsung’s new AI-powered upscaling technology promises to enlarge content of any resolution to near-perfect 8K quality.

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LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV is ready for CES 2018

LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV is ready for CES 2018

The TV-making industry is just as aggressive as smartphones these days. Especially after a long lull where there was barely any major innovation, trend, or hype pushing the market forward. Now we have curved screens, 4K resolutions, multiple HDR standards, and quantum or nano particles. If LG is to be asked, however, there is one more new territory to conquer: 8K. The Korean consumer electronics giant has just unveiled its newest and biggest TV yet, with an 88-inch panel sporting the world's largest TV resolution.

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Vimeo 8K launch sees Apple-friendly HDR added

Vimeo 8K launch sees Apple-friendly HDR added

Even though it seems like we're just now getting to the point where 4K is starting to take off, Vimeo is already looking toward the future. The company announced today that it now supports HDR and 8K resolution in uploaded videos, allowing it to bound ahead of YouTube, which is still largely focused on 4K. While few people will likely take advantage of 8K support right away, this is a good move to future proof the service a bit.

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Pimax promises 8K VR at the cost of your self-esteem

Pimax promises 8K VR at the cost of your self-esteem

Although VR headsets have more or less settled down around a common set of specs, that doesn’t mean that there’s little motivation for innovation in that space. Screen resolution and field of view are two of the biggest areas for improvement in VR headsets. It’s hard to strike a balance, as shown by the Pimax, billed as the world’s first 8K VR headset. It promises to deliver a completely hi-res VR experience, if you’re willing to wear an almost embarrassingly large contraption on your head. As if wearing a regular VR headset isn’t bad enough.

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Sharp AQUOS 8K TV launch wants you to toss your 4K set

Sharp AQUOS 8K TV launch wants you to toss your 4K set

Even though most of this week's announcements have come from IFA 2017, Sharp decided to strike out on its own by making its big reveal in Shanghai. At that event, Sharp announced the launch of its new 8K AQUOS TV. Though this is technically a global roll out, the regions in which the AQUOS 8K TV is launching are limited to just four for now.

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Dell UltraSharp 8K monitor can now be yours if you can afford it

Dell UltraSharp 8K monitor can now be yours if you can afford it

At the beginning of the year, Dell unveiled a rather imposing monitor. Standing at 31.5 inches, diagonally, of course, the newest member of its UltraSharp line boasted of an 8K resolution never before seen on a consumer computer monitor. And, as promised, the Dell UltraSharp 32 8K UP3218K Monitor is now ready for shipping. But also as promised, the monitor is not something most users will probably be able to afford, which could severely limit the reach of this super hi-res computer screen.

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Dell debuts impressive 32-inch UltraSharp 8K monitor at CES 2017

Dell debuts impressive 32-inch UltraSharp 8K monitor at CES 2017

A lot of display companies are talking about 4K resolution at the moment, but Dell wants to make the conversation about 8K. Dell unveiled a slew of new products at CES today, and one of the most impressive (and expensive, for that matter) is a new 32-inch 8K monitor. The new monitor is part of Dell's UltraSharp line, and it will be arriving later this year.

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Sony and Panasonic to debut 8K TVs in time for 2020 Olympics

Sony and Panasonic to debut 8K TVs in time for 2020 Olympics

4K televisions and broadcasts are just barely starting to catch on, but it's already time to start thinking about the next leap forward. At least, that's how Japan feels when it comes time to watch the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Japanese national broadcaster NHK has already stated that it will broadcast the Tokyo Games in 8K (also known as Super Hi-Vision), and now manufacturers Sony and Panasonic will be working together to get 8K-capable TVs on the market by the year 2020.

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NHK kicks off 8K HD test broadcasts in Japan

NHK kicks off 8K HD test broadcasts in Japan

While 4K content is still rare in most of the world, Japan is set to move ahead with test broadcasts of both 4K and 8K content. The tests will be conducted by public broadcaster NHK on Monday. The test broadcasts will be done on the BS satellite channels with the goal of verifying the technology and getting people to use it ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

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